blog tour · New start · relationships · romance · starting over

Blog Tour – Worth of a Penny

The Worth of a Penny

Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.

Dominic MacKenna is the youngest of five brothers, the friendly one with a killer smile and easy laugh. His brothers are all grown up, and one by one they’re flying the nest, leaving him out of sorts and unsure of his place. Who is he if not the youngest MacKenna?

Penny falls in with the MacKenna brothers, welcomed in as family, and offered the kind of love and support she never knew existed. With a new job and a lot of determination, she is finding out what she’s capable of. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love with the most notorious flirt in town.

Dominic falls for the sweet strong girl with a penchant for random facts and quirky homemade dresses. All he wants is to show Penny how wonderful she is, how smart and funny, and how desired and loved—even if he has to do it as her friend.

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Isn’t that one gorgeous cover! Makes you believe summer is just around the corner, doesn’t it?

About the Author

Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

Her novels combine her interests in family, music, and small towns into thoughtful tales of growing up and falling in love.


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challenge · New start · real goals · writing

Focus – I can do this.

So many of us – and I include myself in that number – make New Year’s Resolutions with the intention of being fitter or smarter. But, as is often the case, these plans fall by the wayside long before January is out. So, this year I’m reassessing my goals and breaking them down into manageable chunks. focus

The plan is to write at least 500 words a day with the ultimate goal of finishing the three part-written manuscripts that are taking up valuable space in my head. These stories all have a significance to me, so I can’t merely brush them aside and move on to pastures new.

However, that doesn’t mean to say that fresh ideas have no place in my life this year. Indeed they do. But that place is more structured this time, less of the ‘I threw this little story together ‘ type of whim and more of the ‘I have a definitive plan of action’ solution. I’m following a prompt series, that will allow me to write freely once a week about a new set of characters.  This, I hope, will satisfy that craving and will result in a collection of scenes that can be rearranged – eventually – into a novella of their own.

Oh, and, just for fun (well, sort of  – in a really crazy definition of the word) this accountability will keep me on track to being a more productive writer rather than a ‘busy doing nothing of any importance’ procrastinator.


Determined · New start · writing

This time, I’m serious!


I mean it!

After way too much procrastination, I am finally serious about getting my book published. TRULY, I AM!

I have been dilly-dallying for far too long and it has dawned on me that the only way this thing is going to happen is if I knuckle down and make it so.

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Therefore, as my beloved doggy friend (WARNING: there will be many doggy references ahead!) so aptly defines my problem, I am back on the path to authordom.

Re-energised, determined and unwavering – this time – I AM SERIOUS!